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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Boka Toothpaste, Ela Mint

Boka Toothpaste, Ela Mint

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Toothpaste

DATA LAST UPDATED

June 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDRATED SILICA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, oral care agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITOL
Appeared as: SORBITOL POWDER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, plasticiser, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYAPATITE
Appeared as: HYDROXYAPATITE (NANO)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, bulking agent, oral care agent, bulking, emulsion stabilising
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, antistatic, cleansing, emulsifying, foaming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 05
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA ESSENTIAL (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
ILLICIUM VERUM (ANISE) OIL
Appeared as: ILLICIUM VERUM (STAR ANISE) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
GAULTHERIA FRAGRANTISSIMA (WINTERGREEN) OIL
Appeared as: GAULTHERIA PROCUMBERIS (WINTERGREEN) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
XYLITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
Appeared as: STEVIA REBAUDIANA EXTRACT POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHYL SULFONE
Appeared as: METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM BICARBONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, buffering agent, deodorant agent, oral care agent, oral health care drug;phadjuster, skin protectant, buffering, deodorant, oral care, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 04
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, humectant, masking, oral care, skin conditioning, skin protecting, tonic, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, emollient, moisturising, skin conditioning, smoothing, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
MENTHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, oral health caredrug, masking, refreshing, soothing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM)
Appeared as: ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM MINISCULA SEED (CARDAMOM)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity controlling
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, HYDRATED SILICA, SORBITOL POWDER, SILICA, HYDROXYAPATITE (NANO), SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, MENTHA PIPERITA ESSENTIAL (PEPPERMINT) OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) OIL, ILLICIUM VERUM (STAR ANISE) OIL, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBERIS (WINTERGREEN) OIL, XYLITOL, XANTHAN GUM, STEVIA REBAUDIANA EXTRACT POWDER, METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT EXTRACT, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) FRUIT EXTRACT, MENTHOL, ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM MINISCULA SEED (CARDAMOM), POTASSIUM CHLORIDE.

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

Score legend

Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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